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Am I safe here?

“Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators…” – William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984).

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William Gibson: the man who saw tomorrow by Ed Cumming

30 years old this month, leapt into cyberspace almost before it existed by almost before it existed
Prescience can be tedious for science-fiction writers. Being proven right about a piece of technology or a trend distracts from the main aim of the work: to show us how we live now. 2,357 more words


The Memory Remains?

Reviewed on Xbox 360

“Remember Me” is a cyberpunk action-adventure about a memory hunter, Nilin. If that excites you, it should not. There exists so much potential within this 2013 title by Dontnod Entertainment, unfortunately almost every attempt at excellence falls painfully short of the mark. 1,436 more words


Cyberspace Was Invented in 1984

And now onto the last book before I am up to date: Neuromancer, by one William Gibson. While On the Swirl of the Tide could have been written at any time in the last forty years, and I was surprised Love in the Time of Cholera was written as late as 1985, Neuromancer is most definitely a book that I can believe was written in the mid-80s. 681 more words

Book Thoughts

Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)

How I came to Neuromancer

I’ve been really interested in the Cyberpunk genre since playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution a couple of years. I’d seen various cyberpunk related stuff like… 1,607 more words

Altered Carbon

Books You Think I've Read: A Guilty Summer Reading List

Recently, I read a profile of a female media mogul that made a passing reference to the fact that she and her husband read all of the same books. 423 more words